Civilian Denis O’Brien

Civilian Denis O’Brien (aged about 70) of 397 Blarney Street, Cork city (near North Main Street, Cork)

Date of incident: 2 March 1921

Sources: CE, 3, 4 March 1921; FJ, 3 March 1921; IT, 3 March 1921; CCE, 5 March 1921; Military Inquests, WO 35/156/39 (TNA).

Note: A coachman aged about 70, O’Brien was fatally wounded in the North Main Street vicinity by a soldier named Private Fry of the Hampshire Regiment on 2 March 1921 during curfew hours. The military claimed that O’Brien had been challenged and loudly ordered to halt four times before he was shot for failure to obey the order. His body was removed to the military barracks.

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